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See also: Blackman and black man



blackman (plural blackmen)

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative form of black man
    • 1859, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land, p. 274:
      On the summit of a hill they were seen by my fathers, my countrymen, on the top of the hill they were seen standing: they threw fire like a star,—it fell amongst the blackmen my countrymen.
    • 1912, The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, vol XI, Duke University Press 2011, p. 44:
      “Recognised and compensated,” will both these condition[s] be occupied by the blackman in the world forty years hence?
    • 1990, Wole Soyinka, The Blackman and the Veil, SEDCO 1993, p. 3:
      It is nearly a century since DuBois described the condition of the blackman thus []